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WaterWeeks 2022

WaterWeeks 2022 Presented by the Township of Langley and Langley Environmental Partners Society, WaterWeeks is an annual three week series of events designed to encourage active community engagement in local environmental stewardship. There are many opportunities to explore, engage and experience the best of Langley’s natural environment. All events are free and open to the …

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How can fertilizer run-off disrupt a wetland

The effects of fertilizer run off can cause serious economic and environmental consequences. Learn more about eutrophication and algae and help prevent this issue in our communities. For more information refer to the following links: Air pollution: nutrient enrichment: https://www.canada.ca/en/environment-climate-change/services/air-pollution/quality-environment-economy/ecosystem/effects-soil-water/nutrient-enrichment.html Personal Actions That Help to Prevent and Stop Eutrophication: https://greentumble.com/personal-actions-that-help-to-prevent-eutrophication/ What Are the Causes of …

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How are coliforms found in ocean-dwelling shellfish linked to Langley?

Coliforms are bacteria that can be found in organic material such as plants and the soil, and the intestines of humans and warm-blooded animals (fecal coliforms). High levels of coliforms can pose a risk to human and environmental health.  For information about coliforms in south Langley check out our atlas.  Shellfish can quickly become contaminated …

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Regenerative Agriculture for Cleaner Water

Regenerative agriculture is a method of farming that “improves the resources it uses, rather than depleting them”. It is comprised of practices that improve the health of the land being farmed. These practices focus on areas such as soil health and water management. Many regenerative techniques improve nearby water quality and protect freshwater ecosystems. Fertilizers …

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The Benefits of Wetlands

The amazing ecological benefits of wetlands are sometimes overlooked. These areas are submerged or saturated with water and contain plants adapted to survive these damp surroundings. Wetlands provide habitat for a wide variety of plants and animals, including many species-at-risk. They are natural filters that can trap and process harmful substances and bacteria, preventing them …

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Farm Gate Passport

Eating locally helps us, as Langley residents, reconnect with our locally grown and raised food and rediscover Langley as the agricultural bounty that we sometimes forget. Langley Township and City are very lucky to encompass our popular farm gate stores, where you can purchase berries, meats, fish, cheese, locally sourced organic breads, and even wine, beer and …

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